Once Halloween trick-or-treating is over what does your family do with all that extra sugar? Eat it all in one sitting? Trade it in for candy or toys? Ration out over the next year? Get a visit from the Switch Witch, Pumpkin Fairy, or some other fictitious character who steals the candy away from your children?
Well for those who find themselves with a few extra pounds of candy, here are a few local area businesses that will take it off your hands.
Hollywood Children’s Dentistry
3839 NE Tillamook Street, Portland, Oregon 97212
November 1-3, 2023, 8:00 a.m-4:00 p.m.
Kids are encouraged and invited to sell Hollywood Children’s Dentistry their Halloween candy! Children will receive $1 for each pound of candy.
Bricks & Minifigs — Beaverton
3205 Southwest Cedar Hills Boulevard, Suite #44, Beaverton, Oregon 97005
November 1-7, 2023
Kids can turn in sealed and dry candy for store credit — $0.50 per pound of candy. Candy will be shipped to troops overseas.
511 SW 10th Ave #902, Portland, OR 97205
November 1-8, 2023, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
Trick-or-treaters can bring in their candy and receive $1 per pound of candy and a prize bag (including Pokemon cards, while supplies last!). This event is open to all children and their parents in the Portland area. In addition to money and a prize bag, kids may enter to win one of three prize packages for their schools.
Sunnyside Dentistry for Children, Dr. Dustin Davis
11411 SE Sunnyside Rd. #101, Clackamas, Oregon, 97015
November 1-2, 6-7, 2023, from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Ages 0-18 years may bring their wrapped Halloween candy to the dental office one of the days listed above to receive $2 per pound (max $10) in exchange (alternative prizes are available). This is not limited to patients, all are welcome!
If you miss the window on buy backs, here are five other ideas for what to do with all that leftover candy! Plus, Ridwell is collecting Halloween candy as one of their featured categories in November. If you aren’t a Ridwell member, you could ask a participating neighbor if you can add your stash to their bin.